Meatball Souvlaki

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Tip: Greek pitas don't have pockets; if they're unavailable, put the filling in the pockets of regular pitas.
Cost: $4.77/serving

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: April 2001

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup grated unpeeled English cucumber
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 4 pita breads warmed
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 small tomatoes chopped
  • 4 red onions
Meatballs:
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lb lean ground beef

Method

Meatballs: In bowl, whisk together egg, bread crumbs, mustard, oregano, salt and pepper; mix in beef. Roll by heaping tablespoonfuls (15 mL) into 24 balls; place on greased foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Bake in 450°F (230°C) oven for 15 minutes or until no longer pink inside.

In bowl, combine yogurt, cucumber, garlic, mint, salt and pepper; spread over pitas. Sprinkle with lettuce. Divide tomatoes, onion then meatballs over half of each pita; fold remaining half over top. Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 682 mg
  • Protein 34 g
  • Calories 476.0
  • Total fat 16 g
  • Cholesterol 115mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 48 g

%RDI

  • Iron 34.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 48.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 19.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 8.0
  • Vitamin C 20.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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